pass the butter … the science was unsettled


I refer to my 2010 post on The disease FAT doesn’t exist https://petrossa.me/2010/04/16/the-disease-fat-does-not-exist/

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The worm has turned on diet and obesity, now we can be free to eat fat and lose weight:

AND YET THE FOOD NAZIS WERE SO SURE OF THEMSELVES. DON’T KID YOURSELVES, THEY SAID. THE SCIENCE IS SETTLED, THEY SAID. BUT NOW: Butter Is Back.

That the worm is turning became increasingly evident a couple of weeks ago, when a meta-analysis published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found that there’s just no evidence to support the notion that saturated fat increases the risk of heart disease. (In fact, there’s some evidence that a lack of saturated fat may be damaging.) The researchers looked at 72 different studies and, as usual, said more work — including more clinical studies — is needed. For sure. But the days of skinless chicken breasts and tubs of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter may finally be drawing to a close. . …

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